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News for Justice Thurgood Marshall Intermediate School

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Justice Intermediate School's Student Council is collecting non-perishable food for those in need.

You can donate now through Wednesday, Dec. 14. 

The food drive is also a friendly competition: The first period class with the most donations will earn doughnuts the day before winter break.

Please note: Items past their expiration date will NOT be accepted.

Here's a list of suggested items, to give you ideas of what to bring in. (Donations are not limited to these items. This list is just to give you a general idea of what sorts of things are needed! Think about the kinds of things YOU would like to eat and share with others, but remember to try to keep it healthy, too!)
  • Cereal / granola (low-sugar items like Cheerios are great!)
  • Canned soups and stews
  • Pasta
  • Sauce (marinara, enchilada, other assorted cans and pouches of sauces that help make meal prep quick and easy)
  • Canned fruits and vegetables (those little plastic cups of fruit like apples, peaches, etc., with no sugar added are great!)
  • Dried fruits (apricots, plums, cherries, raisins ... lots to choose from!)
  • Applesauce (individual serving sizes are nice ... and low- or no-sugar is best!)
  • Canned or dried beans (black beans, pinto beans, chickpeas/garbanzo beans ... so many good choices!)
  • Peanut butter (or other nut or seed butter)
  • Jams and jellies
  • Rice (brown rice is a great option)
  • Oatmeal
  • Other grains (like wild rice, quinoa)
  • Cornmeal / cornbread mix
  • Microwave popcorn
  • Nuts / seeds, like pumpkin or sunflower (unsalted is more healthy!)
  • Crackers (whole-grain is best!)
  • Shelf-stable (non-refrigerated) juice boxes (100% fruit juice is best)
  • Shelf-stable (non-refrigerated) soy / nut / seed milk
  • Tea bags (green and herbal teas are great)
  • Vegetable oil (olive oil, canola oil)
  • Dried herbs and spices
  • Toiletry items (toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and other personal care items)
  • Cleaning items (laundry detergent, dish soap)
As we head into the cold winter months, it's a great time to reach out and help others. The Student Council hopes everyone will help us collect a big donation to help local people in need!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Justice Intermediate is excited to celebrate, honor and announce 20 students who earned a special reward for their academic success, reflected in all "A"s the first nine-weeks grading period of this school year, and current "A"s in all their classes.

Each of these students received a free ticket to the Harlem Ambassadors community event Wednesday, Nov. 30, at Marion High School. 

The sixth grade students honored were: 
  • Gabrielle Aguilar
  • Nolan Baker
  • Shyanna Banks
  • Ella Browder
  • Emily Fisher
  • Savanah Grieve
  • Ayden Hastings
  • Reese Jenkins
  • Marven Lemock
  • Haden Montgomery
  • Alexander Powell
  • Faith Riggs
  • Cherokee Russ
Of those 13 students, all but one earned all "A"s on their grade cards for all four quarters of their 5th grade school year as well!

The fifth grade students honored were:
  • Nathaniel Aguila
  • Lillia Fisher
  • Aurora Hyde
  • Halle Larson
  • Alexandria Nikolulis
  • Jaxon Simpkins
  • Ryan Spitzer
  • Sabrina Thomas
We are SO proud of these Justice Giants and their commitment to academic excellence! 
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Our Tech Giants Robotics Club is currently selling batteries as a fundraiser. We hope you'll consider purchasing some, to help support this great opportunity for our students!


Please, contact the school for more information.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News It's that time of year again when our calendars start filling up with holiday plans!

We have two special opportunities for our families this December.

The Justice Intermediate band will put on their annual holiday concert at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14. The show will last about half an hour. We hope to see all of our families here!

In addition, we'll have a special December family night, "Winter Learning Land", from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8. Come out and join us!

Little Giants Preschool program

The holiday programs for Little Giants Preschool at Justice will be on Friday, Dec. 9.
  • Morning classes will perform at 9:30 a.m.
  • Afternoon classes will perform at 1:45 p.m.
Santa will be coming to visit after the program, and we will share cookies, milk, and gifts! We hope to see all of our preschool families here!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News This holiday season, as carols tell of a special star that shone long ago, Marion High School’s state-of-the-art planetarium will put on a special show that explores the wonders of the night sky.

The public is invited to MHS for “Seasonal Stargazing: Winter and Season of Lights”. Showings will be as follows:
  • 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3
  • 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4
Admission is free, but seating is limited and on a first-come, first-seated basis on the day of the show. Doors will open about 30 minutes before each showing. Enter MHS through Door 22 at the front of the building. The show lasts about an hour.

Several of these shows precede or follow the Marion Community School of the Arts’ holiday ballet, The Nutcracker, which starts at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 and 2 p.m. Dec. 4 in the Walton Performing Arts Center at MHS. (Click here for Nutcracker ticket info.) This is a great opportunity for two special experiences with the family, right here in Marion!

The planetarium at MHS was renovated in fall 2012. It boasts state-of-the-art LED cove lighting; 5.1 surround sound system with JBL cinema series speakers that push 2400 watts of power; a Digitarium Kappa projector that broadcasts full dome shows; and seating for 58.

Marion Community Schools is pleased to be able to present this special show to the public and share our exceptional facilities with the community in this way.